That Manchester United are going to be looking for a couple of new full-backs this summer isn’t exactly a secret, which is why we weren’t surprised when a story appeared in Le10 Sport claiming the Red Devils were taking an interest in Monaco’s Djibril Sidibé.
Last week, the French website claimed talks to try and sign the defender would start ‘in the coming hours’, and they now have an update following the alleged negotiations.
According to Le10, as things stand, Manchester United will not be taking their interest in Sidibé any further after finding out how much Monaco wanted for him.
While the amount hasn’t been revealed, the Red Devils are said to have ‘got their fingers burnt’ when told by the principality side their valuation of the 25-year-old, which is ‘far more’ than what Ed Woodward and co. wanted to spend.
This means the affair is currently frozen, and could even sink if Monaco don’t lower their demands, in which case Manchester United would put it to one side and focus on other targets.
Having received around £50m for Benjamin Mendy, it’s easy to see why the Ligue 1 club would want a lot of money for another one of their prized defenders, even if Sidibé isn’t quite at the same level as a fully fit version of the Manchester City star.